Clues in the Calico

Clues in the Calico

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In Clues in the Calico Barbara Brackman unveils a much-needed system for dating America's heirloom quilts. She tells how, by collecting and observing quilts and finally analyzing her computer file on close to 900 date-inscribed specimens, she arrived at the system. And through this telling she also imparts a colorful, stunningly illustrated history of quiltmaking along with a good bit of entertaining social history and the newest findings in textile research.In 1862, Dolly Lunt Burge wrote that a€œLou {her stepdaughter} is making a bed quilt but she says she is never going to cut ... a patchwork quilt with a mid-price batting and store-bought calicoes w0uld thus be about $1.60, less than the cheapestanbsp;...

Title:Clues in the Calico
Author:Barbara Brackman
Publisher:C&T Publishing Inc - 2009-11-17


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